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Burgdorf Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places so named in northern Germany Austria and Switzerland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bergdorf, Oberdorf, Burford, Mundorf, Bareford, Endorf, Burger

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Where is the Burgdorf family from?

You can see how Burgdorf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burgdorf family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Burgdorf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Burgdorf families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Burgdorf's in USA. New York had the highest population of Burgdorf families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burgdorf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burgdorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burgdorf. 26% of Burgdorf men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Burgdorf women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burgdorf were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    26%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Burgdorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burgdorf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 933 immigration records available for the last name Burgdorf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Burgdorf. For the veterans among your Burgdorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burgdorf lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Burgdorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Burgdorf in 1955 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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